Financial Analyst (Audit)

American Express
Apr 03, 2024
Apr 05, 2024
Work Mode
Full Time
Organization Type
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Purpose :
This position within the Operational Governance team will play a proactive role in supporting the Market Controllership teams for compliance/ internal controls testing, month/ quarter close governance and cost management activities.
- The incumbent will be responsible to provide financial analytics as part of compliance/ internal controls testing, cost management and month/quarter close governance besides lead or support Projects. The incumbent will support in developing and maintaining strong relationships with multiple stakeholders, and work with them to strengthen financial integrity and control environment. Primary responsibilities include:
- Support compliance to Company's Risk Management framework PRSA in respect to Legal Entity Reporting for International Markets. This requires extensive engagement with Market Controllership teams and different risk groups in the Company.
- Provide advisory and perform controls testing to support compliance with Company's Integrated Control testing program mandated by UK Tax Regulator HMRC in respect toprocesses impacting legal entity financial integrity of UK legal entities. The findings are reported to UK Internal Controls Committee and to Senior Accounting Officer.
- Budget management and reporting with key insights and analytics Analysis for OPEX costs across International Markets. Monthly Reporting to International Controller. Conduct financial analysis to identify the drivers of variances against plan & support the market Controllership teams to manage their operating expenses, perform variance analysis and timely identification of risk & opportunities.
- Engage with Market Controllership teams across International markets and various other teams/stakeholders to support effective monthly US GAAP close. Facilitate regular connects across teams for issue collation, tracking in SAIL tool and follow up for resolution to ensure seamless and timely month close.
- Closely work with market controllership teams and other stakeholders to prepare and consolidate the quarterly regional deck for Controllership and PwC
Critical factors to success (Outcome driven) :
Business Outcomes :
- Be independent in testing all in-scope Financial processes within the agreed timelines and Identify observations/ suggest improvement opportunities to make the control environment stronger
- Collaborate with Market Controllership and Risk teams to ensure timely completion of PRSA activities as per the calendar defined in advance.
- Effective management of Month and quarter close issues and calls.
- Qualitative and timely preparation and consolidation of quarter close deck
- Pro-actively develop meaningful business & data insights/trends into operating expense to enable controllers to take timely decisions support to our customer's/business partners for more effective planning & forecasting activities at an enterprise level
- Independent handling of queries and flag escalations timely
Leadership Outcomes :
- Put enterprise thinking first, connect the role's agenda to enterprise priorities and balance the needs of customers, partners, colleagues & shareholders
- Lead with an external perspective, challenge status quo and bring continuous innovation to our existing offerings
- Demonstrate learning agility, make decisions quickly and with the highest level of integrity
- Lead with a digital mindset and deliver the world's best customer experiences every day
Qualification/ Experience:
- CA/CPA/MBA with a 1 - 3 years of post qualification experience with a strong Audit, accounting and reporting knowledge
Skills/ Capabilities:
- Strong understanding of Financial statements and ability to analyze the financials for meaningful reporting, forecasting and planning
- Statutory or Internal Auditor
- Ability to challenge the status quo, problem solving and provide ideas to transform the processes with a view to automate
- Ability to collaborate within the team and across geographies to deliver in matrix structure.
- Flexible to work across multiple time zones
- Excellent written and verbal communication
- Ability to connect the dots and draw a big picture
- Strong Public Accounting, Internal Control & Audit, SOX or Operational risk experience
- Good understanding of controls testing - must be able to design, document and assess tests of financial processes
- Good knowledge of technical accounting
- Good level of proficiency in MS-Office applications, Ability to use analytical tools for financial systems such as Oracle, OBIEE, Essbase, Hyperion Financial Reporting (HFR), etc.
Enterprise Leadership Behaviors
- Set The Agenda : Define What Winning Looks Like, Put Enterprise Thinking First, Lead with an External Perspective
- Bring Others With You : Build the Best Team, Seek & Provide Coaching Feedback, Make Collaboration Essential
- Do It The Right Way : Communicate Frequently, Candidly & Clearly, Make Decisions Quickly & Effectively, Live the Blue Box Values, Great Leadership Demands Courage
We back our colleagues and their loved ones with benefits and programs that support their holistic well-being. That means we prioritize their physical, financial, and mental health through each stage of life. Benefits include:
- Competitive base salaries
- Bonus incentives
- Support for financial-well-being and retirement
- Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and disability benefits (depending on location)
- Flexible working model with hybrid, onsite or virtual arrangements depending on role and business need
- Generous paid parental leave policies (depending on your location)
- Free access to global on-site wellness centers staffed with nurses and doctors (depending on location)
- Free and confidential counseling support through our Healthy Minds program
- Career development and training opportunities
American Express is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability status, age, or any other status protected by law.
Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations.
Job: Finance
Primary Location: India-Haryana-Gurgaon
Schedule Full-time
Tags Please give to Prerna Yadav
Req ID: 24000784